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Simple and Sweet Chunky Bowtie Headwarmer

Hi crochet beginners! Today’s pattern is just for you!

It’s a super easy chunky headband that I like to call the Simple and Sweet Chunky Bowtie Headwarmer.

I decided to design this beginner friendly ear warmer because even though the ear warmer I created a few months ago – The Simply Chic Plaid Ear Warmer – was a smashing success, it was also a little more advanced.

And I wanted a head warmer that even the newest of crochet beginners could make as well.

Two Crochet Chunky Bowtie Headbands, one orange and one green. Wooden crochet hook and pinecones.

So, I did a quick inventory of my yarn stash and found some really soft and thick yarn. Before you know it, this easy beginner crochet ear warmer pattern was born!

Chunky Bowtie Headband by
Chunky Bowtie Headband by

Since I wanted this to be really easy for beginners, I chose to do this pattern entirely in single crochet (sc) stitches.

That’s right!

It only uses the single crochet (sc), thus, even if you are very new to crochet, you should be able to do this pattern.

Burgundy bowtie head warmer on a marble background surrounded by crochet tools.
Image via Nikki Barker of smileNstitches.

Note:   The chunky crochet headband pictured above was crocheted by one of my wonderful pattern testers, Nikki Barker of smileNstitches.

Now, this head warmer does require some seaming, which is typically considered to be an advanced-beginner skill.

Lovely young lady dressed in black wearing a deep orange chunky head warmer in the midst of luscious  trees and greenery.

But honestly, there is so little of it in this pattern and it is so simple that I feel any beginner can do it.

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How to Crochet an Easy Beginner Ear Warmer

Beautiful blonde young lady with her hair in a bun wearing an apple green chunky bowtie ear warmer in the midst of a snowy field and snow dusted trees.

I just love how this pattern turned out!

It’s simply sweet style has been a big hit with both my pattern testers, as well as my models (my two beautiful daughters). ❤️

Plus, it can be completed in 30 minutes or less!

Yep, you read that right. 🙂

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Simply sweet and super easy, this chunky bowtie head warmer is fresh and feminine.  Plus, it’s a cinch to put together! Perfect for even the newest of crochet beginners and whips up in less than 30 minutes.  It couldn’t be simpler to create a fabulous head warmer you’ll love to wear!

Difficulty level:  Level 1 – Beginner

Finished Dimensions:

The ear warmer can be easily made to any of the following dimensions according to your needs.  See pattern for details.

NOTE:  Width is 2-4-inches depending head size or personal preference. See additional notes below.

Gauge:  10  stitches and  10 rows = 4-inches in single crochet


  • 1 skein Lion Brand Hometown USA – super bulky 6 yarn

~ In this pattern I used colors : Tennessee Tango and Oklahoma City Green

~ Total yardage:  25 to 81 yards (depending on the size made)

  • Crochet Hook size N-9.00mm
  • Large tapestry needle

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Pattern is written in US terms.

Chain stitch (ch/chs)

Single crochet (sc)

Stitch/es (st/sts)

Additional Notes:

  • Head warmer for age group 1-3 years may need to be 2-inches or 4-inches depending on the child’s head size.  There is a large fluctuation for this age group. If your child needs 2-inches, please use instructions for Newborn to 6-12 months.
  • Because all people are different and all children grow at different rates, you could, of course, choose to make either the 2-inch width or 4-inch width head warmer depending on the head size for which you are crocheting or your personal preference.


For Newborn to 6-12 months

Ch 5

Row 1:  Sc in the 2nd ch from the hook and in each ch to the end. (4 sts)

Row 2:  Ch1, turn work, sc in each sc across to end. (4 sts)

**Repeat row 2 until your head warmer reaches your desired length per the chart provided.

~ Headband should be 2-inches in width.

For 1-3 years to adult

Ch 10

Row 1:  Sc in the 2nd ch from the hook and in each ch to the end. (9 sts)

Row 2:  Ch1, turn work, sc in each sc across to end. (9 sts)

**Repeat row 2 until your head warmer reaches your desired length per the chart provided.

~ Headband should be 4-inches in width.


  • Fold head warmer in half and seam the two edges together.  Leaving long tails of yarn on each end.


  1. When seaming the two edges together you can either leave the yarn attached to the project and use it to seam across -or- cut the yarn, weave it in, and then use a new piece of yarn to seam the two edges together.
  1. The length of the tails is up to you.  On one end I used the excess from seaming and on the other I used at least 24-inches.
  1. I prefer seaming the edges together with a tapestry needle to reduce bulk at the seam, but you can also sc or slp-st them together using a crochet hook.
  • Fold or scrunch the head warmer along the seam line.  

NOTE:  I try to fold or scrunch mine like an accordian.

  • Wrap the long tails of yarn around the scrunched together middle until the middle section is to your liking.

NOTE:  I wrap the shortest tail first and then the 24-inch tail and then tie the two ends together on the underside of the head warmer once I am done wrapping.

Bind Off & Weave in ends.

I have to tell you that so far, this has been one of m simplest designs, but also one of my most loved.

People have fallen in love with the “look,” but also the simplicity of the pattern.

Complicated can be beautiful too, but sometimes simple is best.

And this pattern hits the mark!

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Until next time…  Happy Crocheting!

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Wednesday 12th of April 2023

I almost gave up on this Stash Busting Challenge yesterday because I could not find any “download” button. I knew I had a Grow account and I knew it was open but I could not for the life of me find any download button for the patterns. Today, as I was about to give up for good, then I found this eensy-weensy, teeny, tiny download button. Is there any way you could make that button somewhat more conspicuous so it’s not so frustrating to download these freebies? Thanks for all you do for us RaeLynn!

Pamela Thomas

Thursday 13th of April 2023

@Itchin4Stitchin, I’m using my iPad.


Wednesday 12th of April 2023

Hi Pamela,

So it should show more than just a small download button. It should actually show the pattern itself with the download button below it. I am curious, are you using desktop or mobile?




Wednesday 12th of April 2023

You neglected the chain sizes for adults. Hard to make gifts without that information. Love the pictures.


Wednesday 12th of April 2023

Hi Virgina,

I've just double check and the foundation chain for adults is provided. I'm afraid you just missed it. It is right below the infant sizes, where it says ages 1-3 through adult. Right below it is written Ch 10. So Chain 10 for adult sizes.



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